FAA has scaled back its latest revamp of the repair station regulations, eliminating a proposed new ratings system and several other significant changes that drew fire from industry following the draft rule’s release. The notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM), issued in May 2012, drew some 230 comments from industry. Many took aim at the proposed new ratings system, which FAA intended to align with technological shifts since the decades-old ratings were last updated. One example: ...

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